Altair Engineering
3.8 of 5 61 reviews
www.altair.com Troy, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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Altair Engineering President and CEO Jim Scapa

Jim Scapa

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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  • "The work life balance is overall good"
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  • "Work Culture, Team Dynamics, Flexibility, Approachable People"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "A little low on work life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "growth opportunities could be better"
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    Great Company

    Student Engineer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsThe people seem very nice and happy with their jobs.

    ConsI haven't been there long enough to know of any cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, innovative company always on the upswing, decent work-life balance, compensation, great benefits,

    Consi cannot think of many cons of working here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CFD Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    Prosbest to work for company osum work culture

    Conslow pay low pay low pay low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementpay higher to the people who make money for you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsRelaxed environment, friendly people, great location, good pay, lots of coffee lol

    Conscan't think of any cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great for growing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible work environment, advanced technology , it is great place for career grow.

    Consmost of contract jobs, you may feel unstable.

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    ProsLaid back working environment, friendly staff. Encouraging customer base and job security. Great products. Good place to start your career.

    ConsContract based manufacturing. Co doesnt own design patents. Can make vested employees feel a little like there is no control or security, but there is. Opportunities to practice lean manufacturing

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on Altair brand of products. Emphasis lean manufacturing. Lots of opportunities here.

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    Very satisfying

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsGood balance between work and family

    ConsEverything seems positive so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery Helpful people, HR is good

    ConsNo bonuses etc offered in the company as a contract

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    Altair is an amazing company to work at.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsAltiar has a very relaxed attitude and allows most employees very flexible scheduling.
    Management is very knowledgeable about the industry and the company is heading in a good direction. I found that most people at the company were friendly and content with their job.a

    ConsThe biggest downside is that most work is entirely digital and it is rare to hold anything you worked on in your hands.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent benefits, decent pay, and mostly decent people. Overall not a bad place to work for in the area.

    Designer (Current Employee)
    Troy, MI

    Pros-Benefits package consisting of flex time, bankable hours, good medical/dental/vision, telecommuting / working remotely...

    -Most of the people you work with are enthusiastic and positive to be around

    -Year-after-year company growth

    Cons-Some benefits are per manager discretion (ie: flex time, working remotely)

    -Lack of vision / decision-making ability by upper management leads to questionable strategies for products and services

    -Lack of personal / professional development opportunities

    -Focus is on selling licenses and winning bids not making great products or doing great work

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul your technology leadership to improve product usability and user experience with people who closely watch technology trends and want to actively improve their products to keep pace with competitor products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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